Monday, July 19, 2021

Technology News and More-Monday Edition

Technology News and More

Hello Future Humans! NASA Is Launching a Time Capsule Spacecraft in October

1KHow-To Geek / 7h
Odds are, you probably created a simple time capsule at some point during school, and enjoyed looking through it when you opened it up later on. Now NASA is installing a time capsule on its Lucy spacecraft intended for future humans, which is set to launch in October. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

US to Accuse China of Microsoft Hacking

4KNYT > Technology / 7h
The Biden administration is also expected to organize a broad group of allies to condemn Beijing for cyberattacks around the world, but stop short of taking concrete punitive steps.

Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With Up To 60% Bonus

1KOne Mile at a Time / 3h
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the frequency with which the program sells miles, and what a good deal redemptions can be. Alaska Mileage Plan has just launched its newest promotion on purchased miles, which is exceptionally good, and in line with the best promotions we’ve seen from the program. Alaska Airlines recently joined the onew

It’s Time Hotels Be Required To Display All-In Pricing

One Mile at a Time / 7min
While I’m no lobbyist or expert on the political process, I think it’s time someone in a position to impact change do something about this… Hotel pricing is becoming less transparent Airline pricing in the United States has become significantly more transparent over the past many years. That’s because the Department of Transportation requires airlines to display all-in pricing during the booking

Breaking: Canada will open to fully vaccinated US citizens Aug. 9

The Points Guy / 8min
Canada on July 19 said that it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens beginning on Aug. 9. Sign up to receive the daily TPG newsletter for more travel news! “With rising vaccination rates and fewer cases in Canada , we can begin to safely ease border measures,” Canada’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu said in a statement. “A gradual approach to reopening will allow our health a

Earn unlimited cash back: Bank of America Unlimited Cash Rewards credit card review

The Points Guy / 15min
Bank of America Unlimited Cash Rewards credit card Overview The Bank of America® Unlimited Cash Rewards credit card is a brand new card with simplified rewards where you’ll earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases, with no annual fee. The card — and cash back — can become quite lucrative for anyone with a significant banking or investing relationship with Bank of America. Card Rating*: ⭐⭐⭐½ *Card Rat

Dune Character Posters Re-Introduce You to Its Stars

Gizmodo / 15min
Dune ’s grand cast of characters and its world of spice-mining empires and political machinations are full of dense complexities that, well, we’ve already explained a lot ( a lot ) about heading into Denis Villeneuve’s new movie adaptation . But now you can just have them loudly proclaim their names at you while they… Read more...

8 of the Best Game Creation Apps for Beginners

Lifehacker / 16min
Making video games is deceptively difficult, and there are numerous game creation apps out there that can, with a little effort, help you design and build the game of your dreams. Read more...

Arcade1Up Infinity Game Table Review: (Nearly) Perfect for the Whole Family

How-To Geek / 16min
I have a confession: my family adores board games. So much that we built a dining room table that converts to a board game table. We have dozens (and dozens) of board games. Does that sound like your family? Then you should take a serious look at Arcade1Up’s Infinity Game Table. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Automatically Shorten Meeting Durations in Google Calendar

How-To Geek / 16min
If your meeting attendees regularly have back-to-back meetings, you can ease their transitions by automatically shortening meeting durations in Google Calendar. With the Speedy Meetings feature, your events can end 10 or 15 minutes early. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Researchers Managed to Bypass Windows Hello with One Piece of Hardware

How-To Geek / 16min
Security researchers at CyberArk managed to bypass Windows Hello facial recognition using a fake webcam that pumps IR data into a PC. The process behind this exploit is relatively simple, though it isn’t a serious concern for the average person, as it requires James Bond-like tactics to pull off. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

LG's rollable OLED TV comes to the U.S. with $100,000 price tag

Mashable / 18min
The LG Signature OLED R is finally making its way to the U.S. with a new $100,000 price tag. LG first showed off its rollable display technology at CES 2014 with an 18-inch prototype ; it later created a 65-inch proof of concept TV that was showcased at CES 2018 and CES 2019 . The company then officially released the Signature OLED R in South Korea with an $87,000 price tag in October 2020. It's

Many Windows 11 PCs will ship in Dark Mode by default

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
Many Windows 11 PCs will ship later this year with Dark Mode activated by default.

To Fight Overpopulation, India May Pay People to Get Sterilized

200+Futurism / 28min
Two-Child Policy The government of the extremely densely-populated Indian state Uttar Pradesh may soon implement new policies meant to combat overpopulation by limiting how big families in the area can get. Newly proposed policies include cash incentives for parents who only have one child, as well as free healthcare and education. But on the other hand, new punishments for larger families would

Back to school deal: the MacBook Pro M1 hits lowest sale price ever at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 29min
This back to school deal includes the MacBook Pro M1 on sale and down to a record-low price of $1,099.99 at Amazon.

Fall Guys season 5 serves up new rounds, challenges, and modes this week

SlashGear / 30min
As teased earlier in the month, today Fall Guys season 5 was officially revealed. The new season will see the addition of six new rounds, along with a new theme that seems to take a page out of Indiana Jones‘ book. Fall Guys developer Mediatonic also says that it will be experimenting with new gameplay modes throughout the season, giving … Continue reading

Watch Ubisoft reveal a new Tom Clancy game at 2PM ET

Engadget / 39min
Ubisoft isn't pinning all its Tom Clancy game strategy on Rainbow Six Extraction . The company is revealing a new Tom Clancy game at 2PM Eastern, and you can watch the premiere here through the video below. The company didn't say much in advance beyond calling it a "wild" experience, but a brief clip (also below) has already spoke volumes about what to expect. Get a quick taste of a brand-new Ubi

TurboTax maker Intuit says it is dropping out of IRS Free File program

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 44min
Intuit is leaving the IRS' Free File program after almost 20 years once this tax season concludes in October.

The Best Life Advice For 21-Year-Olds, According to Reddit

Lifehacker / 45min
If you’re 21 years old and newly unleashed upon the world with a college degree and an ambition to jumpstart your life, maybe you should turn to strangers on the internet for advice. We kid, kind of—but you can consult Reddit for all the pointers you desire, as one eager college graduate recently did in a thread that… Read more...

iPhone iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 released: MagSafe Battery Pack and Apple Card Family updates

SlashGear / 45min
Apple has released iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7, the latest versions of its software for iPhone and iPad, complete with MagSafe Battery Pack support and Apple Card Family credit limit combination. The new update also adds new features to HomePod, in addition to fixes around Dolby Atmos playback from Apple Music. Quietly launched last week, the MagSafe Battery Pack is … Continue reading

Reading the Zoom Tea Leaves

22NYT > Technology / 45min
Companies are starting to make big bets on how we’ll all behave after the pandemic ends.

Uber expands its grocery delivery service to more than 400 US cities and towns

22TechCrunch / 51min
Kris Holt Contributor Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Tumblr’s parent company is buying popular podcast app Pocket Casts WhatsApp is adding a ‘best quality’ setting for sending photos and videos Uber has announced the first major expansion of its grocery delivery service in the US. The company is more than doubling the number of service areas this w

Velodyne Lidar CEO resigns in latest internal drama

TechCrunch / 51min
Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan is leaving the lidar company at the end of July as the sensor supplier continues to struggle with internal drama. Gopalan, who was previously CTO, is leaving the top leadership position after about a year and a half on the job. Velodyne said Monday in a statement that a team of top executives that includes COO Jim Barnhart, CFO Drew Hamer, Chief People Officer Kat

Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost

The Points Guy / 58min
The competition is brewing in Boston. Over the weekend, Delta Air Lines filed a notable schedule update for its Boston hub, adding six leisure-focused routes to the Caribbean just in time for the peak winter season. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! Cirium schedules show that the Atlanta-based carrier is adding the following routes, most of

Don't worry, Microsoft DirectStorage won't be exclusive to Windows 11

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 58min
DirectStorage just got its first Developer Preview, and it seems like it will be supported on Windows 10 after all.

Google Play Wear OS apps for watches finally easier to find

SlashGear / 59min
Google just updated Google Play to make certain wearable-friendly apps easier to find. If you’re searching Google Play on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop, you’ll now be able to key-in on a few new search terms. Add the terms “watch” or “watch faces” to find apps and watch faces, now even if they do not have said words in their … Continue reading

How to watch Jeff Bezos fly into space (hopefully for good)

Mashable / 1h
First went Branson , now goes Bezos. Earth's wealthiest inhabitants going on recreational trips to space as climate change , income inequality , and an ongoing pandemic ravage their home planet would be too on-the-nose for the average Hollywood screenwriter, but not for Jeff Bezos. The good news is you can watch him do that live, if you feel like it. Yes, the former Amazon CEO will briefly visit

Putting a pool in your yard is easier than you think thanks to these above ground options

Mashable / 1h
On a hot day, there's truly nothing better than immersing yourself in a refreshingly cool swimming pool. Not all of us can afford to install an inground pool, and inflatable pools just don't cut it when you actually want to swim. Enter: above ground pools. Above ground pools are generally pretty easy to set up, are way more affordable than inground pools, and are big enough that multiple people c

The Newest Master of the Universe Is Her Own Revelation

Gizmodo / 1h
Even the most diehard of He-Man fans would be pressed to remember Andra. The character only appeared in a handful of Marvel’s Masters of the Universe comics in the mid-‘80s, most of them as a brief cameo. But that changes in Netflix and Kevin Smith ’s Revelation , where the lieutenant of the Eternian guard joins Teela… Read more...

NASA: Hubble is back online and already at work

SlashGear / 1h
Hubble is back online and back examining the mysteries of the universe, with NASA confirming that its repairs last week have restored the iconic space telescope to scientific operations. After weeks offline, a potentially risky fix was attempted on Friday, July 16, with current and past Hubble team members stepping up to rescue the instrument. The first signs of a … Continue reading

No soundtrack for your sunset – the Greek island of Mykonos bans music and sets curfew amid new COVID-19 precautions

The Points Guy / 1h
In an effort to maintain social distancing, especially after a few holiday drinks, the popular Greek island of Mykonos has banned music across all food and drink outlets, as well as all shops, at all times until further notice. A new overnight curfew has also been imposed – citizens and tourists alike need to be indoors between the hours of 1 am and 6 am each morning. The new restrictions are in

Why You Need to Keep an Empty Vegetable Oil Bottle Under Your Sink at All Times

Lifehacker / 1h
It is unacceptable to dump any kind of cooking fat —whether liquid or solid—down the drain. Doing so can not only lead to personal plumbing issues, but neighborhood-wide blockages and—in extreme cases— basements full of sewage . Read more...

Thousands of Flamingos in Turkey Killed in Devastating Drought

Gizmodo / 1h
A massive flamingo colony in central Turkey’s Lake Tuz has been devastated by a regional drought over the last two weeks. The severe dry spell turned the UNESCO-protected Lake Tuz (which translates to “Salt Lake”) into a sere, cracked wasteland, with clumps of unevaporated salt and the dead birds being the main… Read more...

HostPapa boosts SMB reliability with UptimeMate acquisition

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Website monitoring services, often out of reach to SMBs, will now be available through HostPapa.

Best Buy stores to have RTX 3080, Nvidia GPUs in stock tomorrow – here's when

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The RTX 3080 is the hardest to find GPU, but the restock date for the graphics card may happen within the next 24 hours.

How to Hide the Red Dot on an Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 1h
Whenever you have unread notifications on your Apple Watch, you’ll see a red dot at the top of the watch face. If you want a clean look, you can hide the red dot, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Okay, Why Is Samsung Selling a 1,000-inch TV?

How-To Geek / 1h
Samsung just released a new version of “The Wall,” its ridiculously oversized MicroLED TV display. This upgraded model comes in several configurations and can measure up to 1,000-inches in size. Okay, so why is Samsung selling a 1,000-inch TV? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sweetch raises $20M for a personalized engagement system designed to boost health outcomes

TechCrunch / 1h
You’ve just sat down to dinner, and your wearable device reminds you to get up and get in your steps for the day. Maybe the app has a point, but odds are, you’ll push the notification to the side. The founders of Sweetch, an Israeli company creating its own AI-driven behavior change app, are betting that if you got that notification in a different way, you’ll be more likely to take its advice. Yo

Microsoft secures court order to take down malicious ‘homoglyph’ domains

24TechCrunch / 1h
Microsoft has secured a court order to take down several malicious “homoglyph” domains that were used to impersonate Office 365 customers and commit fraud. The technology giant filed a case earlier this month after it uncovered cybercriminal activity targeting its customers. After receiving a customer complaint about a business email compromise attack, a Microsoft investigation found that the unn

How to post on Instagram from a laptop or desktop

Mashable / 1h
After eleven years, Instagram has finally allowed users to post from desktop . Instagram is a photo-sharing social media app and before recently, you could only post on Instagram through the Instagram app itself. Now, you are able to post from the desktop version which is great news for those of us who find the app a little too addicting. Posting on Instagram from desktop is as easy as posting th

How fast can you go in space without dying?

Mashable / 1h
How far do you want to go in space? Well, that depends on how fast you go, and as it turns out, there are some pretty serious limits.

Royal Navy tests drones above and below waves

BBC News - Technology / 1h
A broad exercise saw the navy test scouts, resupply, and underwater reconnaissance drones.

Qnap launches Chinese-made NAS drive for SMBs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Taiwan’s Qnap uses domestically-made Chinese processor in new NAS solution.

Google delays in-app billing crackdown after wave of US antitrust lawsuits

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Google Play ) Earlier this month, Google was sued by dozens of state attorneys general over its Play Store policies. Just over a week later, the company is essentially delaying the enforcement of one of its most significant upcoming changes: a decree that all Play Store apps must use Google's in-app billing or face a ban. Developers can now request a six-month extension to the de

Biden blasts social media after Facebook stonewalls admin over vaccine misinformation

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Pool ) President Joe Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spent the last several days hammering social media companies for their platforms’ roles in spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. “They’re killing people,” Biden said, when asked about the role of social networks in the spread of misinformation. “Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unva

Upcoming Bose QuietComfort Headphones Finally Ditch the Micro-USB Port

100+How-To Geek / 1h
Five years after their release, the Bose QC35s are still some of the best wireless noise canceling headphones available today. But they’re starting to show their age, especially when it’s time to use the Micro-USB charging port—yuck! Thankfully, a new FCC filing shows that Bose is preparing to release the QC45, its latest iteration in the QuietComfort series. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Uber expands its grocery delivery service to more than 400 US cities and towns

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Engadget / 1h
Uber has announced the first major expansion of its grocery delivery service in the US. The company is more than doubling the number of service areas this week to north of 400 cities and towns. It now serves several major markets through the Uber and Uber Eats apps, including San Francisco, New York City and Washington DC. The rapid expansion was partly fueled by a partnership with Albertsons Com

This Neat Twitch Tool Could Be the Answer to Streamers' Copyright Strikes

Gizmodo / 1h
In response to the waves and waves of copyright claims fired at Twitch streamers for more than a year , one developer has come up with a clever workaround for gamers who want to play copyrighted jams on the Amazon-owned streaming site. Read more...

Fire TV streaming devices get even better as OS update rolls out to more models

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Amazon’s Fire TV Experience will be rolling out to a multitude of new devices, including Fire TV sticks, soundbars and TVs.

Hulu with Live TV explained: what is it and what channels can you watch?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Tune into your favorite channels with Hulu with Live TV. Here's everything you need to know about Hulu's live plan for cord cutters.

Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there’s bad news

SlashGear / 1h
As the name suggests, Microsoft Flight Simulator is all about flying, but thus far, that’s been limited to flying in planes. While there’s a wide range of planes available in Microsoft Flight Simulator, from small single-engine planes like the Cessna 172 to massive passenger airliners like the Boeing 747-8, we’re still limited to flying planes at the end of the … Continue reading

How to find out if someone blocked you on Instagram

Mashable / 1h
Uh oh, so you think you were blocked by someone on Instagram, but you can't tell because they might have just deleted their account. That's a tough spot to be in. The blocking function on Instagram makes it so a user can make themselves nearly invisible to another user on the app. If you block an account, they are removed from your followers list, you stop following them, and it is very hard for

Luke Prokop becomes first openly gay player on NHL contract

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50Mashable / 1h
Luke Prokop, a 19-year-old defenseman for the Nashville Predators, is the first player on an NHL contract to publicly announce he is gay, according to The Guardian . "Today I am proud to publicly tell everyone that I am gay," Prokop wrote in a statement posted to social media. "It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out.

Olympic Organizers: Actually Those Cardboard Beds Can Withstand Vigorous Sex

100+Futurism / 1h
Anti-Sex Beds Despite growing concerns over a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country and increased calls to cancel the event, Japan is going ahead with the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes are slowly starting to arrive at the Olympic village and getting settled in for what will likely be one of the quietest international sporting events in recent memory. As part of their allotted space, competitors

Red Tide Has Killed at Least 791 Tons of Fish in Florida

Gizmodo / 1h
Florida is fighting through an early and serious algae scourge . More than 790 tons of dead fish have washed up on beaches in Florida over the past few weeks as a red tide grips the Tampa area. Read more...

What's New on Hulu in August 2021

Lifehacker / 2h
Before he was one of the masterminds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, New Zealand director Taika Waititi made a cottage industry out of films exploring the lives of small communities of people, from the fantastical vampires of What We Do in the Shadows to a Māori kid struggling to find his place in 2010's Boy . His… Read more...

China Reports First Human Case and Death From Rare, Highly Fatal Monkey B Virus

Gizmodo / 2h
Over the weekend, Chinese health officials reported the recent death of a veterinarian caused by the Monkey B virus, which he caught from one of the animals he handled. Though often fatal if untreated, the virus rarely infects humans and isn’t thought to be very contagious. Read more...

WhatsApp now lets you join in-progress group calls

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Engadget / 2h
WhatsApp group calls are about to behave more like Zoom calls and other more free-form chats. The company has started rolling out the ability to join group calls in progress, rather than having to be there (and stay) when the call starts. You can drop in and out at will as long as you were invited at the beginning. There's also a call information screen to show who's participating in and invited

Android TV gets new Google TV features

Engadget / 2h
When Google introduced a new TV overlay last year, it promised to bring a modern interface to Chromecast and subsequently launched devices. It also caused a lot of confusion over what would happen to the Android TV operating system, which powers hundreds of models of streaming sticks, TV sets and more. Those older devices didn't get the new Google TV interface, but the company did begin to roll o

The best laptops for business from top brands

Mashable / 2h
When it comes to business, working from home , and working on the go, a good laptop can make or break your workday. While you tend to get what you pay for when it comes to your laptop, that doesn’t mean that you should only look toward big-ticket computers (we see you, MacBook Pro ). Here’s what you need: A machine that offers enough battery to get you through conference sessions and long meeting

Beats Studio Buds just went on sale for the first time ever

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $5.95: The new Beats Studio Buds just got their first-ever discount at Walmart — as of July 19, you can get a pair in White or Beats Red for just $144 (normally $149.95). Still hanging onto some regular (non-noise-canceling) AirPods ? It may be time to start saying your goodbyes: There's now a better pair of entry-level Apple earbuds in town, and they just went on sale for the first time eve

Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou is coming to Disrupt

35TechCrunch / 2h
If you spent any time this year desperately trying to figure out what the heck NFTs are, you probably have Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou to thank for that. His startup’s crypto trading card marketplace NBA Top Shot went viral earlier this year with users dropping hundreds of millions of dollars on digital NBA collectibles. At the end of last year, the Top Shot platform was averaging around $2

Adding podcasts to WordPress sites just got a lot easier

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Automattic continues acquisition spree with deal to buy podcast app Pocket Casts.

Your Android TV will soon have the best features of Chromecast with Google TV

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Soon Android TVs from Sony, TCL and Hisense will have the best features of Chromecast with Google TV without buying the dongle.

No, Sony's Xperia 1 III won't be limited to just one Android update

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
A previous report suggested the Xperia 1 III will only get one software update, but Sony says that is incorrect.

Five iPhone 13 release day feature tips: The best or bust?

SlashGear / 2h
Today we’re taking a peek at the latest batch of iPhone 13 leaks and likely features to compare to what’s already likely in your pocket – or in your hand right now. If you JUST purchased an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro this year, you might want to turn away and pretend the iPhone 13 doesn’t exist, as it’ll … Continue reading

American Airlines Is Designing Its New A321XLR And Boeing 787-9 Cabins

View from the Wing / 2h
American Airlines is currently in the process of designing the cabins of the brand new Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft they've ordered, and some details that had previously been speculated on are now confirmed. Continue reading ...

Pegasus: Who are the alleged victims of spyware targeting?

BBC News - Technology / 2h
Jamal Khashoggi's wife and the editor of the Financial Times are among those said to be targeted.

Hasbro's New Power Rangers Figure Just Wants to Know What's for Lunch

Gizmodo / 2h
Power Rangers ’ monsters of the week served up some of the wildest, weirdest villain designs a kid could find on ‘90s TV. While we remember the Biggest of Bads , there are few original MMPR baddies that are burned into fans’ minds—like Pudgy Pig—so it stands to reason that the porcine superstar is getting a very special… Read more...

Google Is Giving Android TV a New Watchlist and an Improved Recommendation System

Gizmodo / 2h
Since the release of Chromecast with Google TV , Google has been updating Android TV with a number of the fancier features available on its streaming TV dongle, and this week Google is bringing improved ways to suggest new content and save them for later. Read more...

Experience the wonders of Alaska in a single trip to Anchorage

The Points Guy / 2h
As the U.S. continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska has become a popular domestic destination for travelers who want to remain within the United States but still experience a new, unique destination. Although well-known for its still mostly-untouched and undeveloped landscape, Alaska — in particular its most populous city of Anchorage — is the perfect mix of urban and outdoors.

Android TV Gets a Universal Watchlist and Updated Discover Tab in Latest Update

How-To Geek / 2h
The Chromecast with Google TV’s universal watchlist and “Improve Your Recommendations” tool are finally making their way to Android TV devices through the latest update. But there’s a catch—trailers will now play automatically when you look at details for a show or movie. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Is an Android App Bundle (AAB)?

How-To Geek / 2h
If you’ve looked into the inner workings of Android, you’ve heard the term “APK.” However, a newer term, “Android App Bundle” (AAB), is becoming more prevalent. So what is an AAB, and does it replace APKs? Let’s talk about that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Android TV update adds new ways to cut through content overload

SlashGear / 2h
Android TV is getting an update, with Google adding new watchlist, recommendation, and other changes to make it easier to find new content to watch. The new features are rolling out this week, and aim to cut through the choice overload of streaming and live platforms. That is, of course, something we’ve heard just about every set-top box maker and … Continue reading

The Bootleg Fire Grows to the Size of Los Angeles as Government Warns of 'National Wildfire Crisis'

68Gizmodo / 2h
The West’s nightmare summer continues to grow worse. The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon is the largest in the U.S. and has now overrun more than 300,000 acres. Yet as the fire rages out of control, more dire news is on the horizon: The Forest Service’s budget and firefighting resources are expected to be tapped out… Read more...

Zoom bets billions on home working continuing in Five9 deal

36BBC News - Technology / 2h
The firm announces a $14.7bn (£10.7bn) deal to buy Five9, a cloud-based call centre operator.

The Zoom-Five9 deal is a big bet for the video conferencing company

31TechCrunch / 2h
Zoom, a well-known video conferencing company, will buy Five9, a company that sells software allowing users to reach customers across platforms and record notes on their interactions. As TechCrunch noted this morning , the deal is merely “Zoom’s latest attempt to expand its offerings,” having “added several office collaboration products, a cloud phone system, and an all-in-one home communications

Meet the startups competing in the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22

24TechCrunch / 2h
There’s not much that thrills us more than a startup competition — and we mean deep down in our bones thrilled. That’s why we’re beyond excited to host the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals on July 22 starting at 9:00 am (PT). This event is virtual and free to attend — but you need to register for your free ticket . We’re serious when we describe this particular startup competition as ex

Doctors Say They Found a Protein Linking All Cancers

Futurism / 2h
Every kind of cancer seems to fall into one of two newly-discovered categories, according to new research, based on whether or not they produce a single protein. The researchers, led by scientists from various institutions within the Sinai Health System, published a study in the journal Cancer Cell last week that links all forms of cancer out there to a transcriptional regular called Yes-associat

Marvel has 'no real plan' for Young Avengers film – so will it happen?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Marvel Studios has "no real plan" to make a Young Avengers MCU movie, according to one WandaVision star – but is it a possibility?

Grab the Sennheiser CX 400BT wireless earbuds at one of the lowest prices ever

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Right now, you can grab a pair of Sennheiser CX 400BT wireless earbuds at half the usual price in the US and UK.

Robinhood to Raise Billions From the Rich, Give None of It to the Poor

64Gizmodo / 2h
Robinhood, the wildly popular stock-trading app that’s made it easy to throw fistfuls of money at meme stocks while also occasionally locking those users out of trades on a whim, is ready to cash in big time. Read more...

CNN+ streaming service will offer live and on-demand content in early 2022

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31Engadget / 2h
The rumors of a CNN streaming service were true. The network has unveiled a CNN+ service that will offer a blend of live and on-demand shows that are "separate and distinct" from existing TV coverage. It will debut sometime in the first quarter of 2022. CNN hasn't narrowed down the price, but lead executive Andrew Morse told Variety in an interview that there wouldn't be an ad-supported tier at l

Colombian on-demand delivery startup Rappi raises ‘over’ $500M at a $5.25B valuation

44TechCrunch / 2h
Rappi , a Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has raised “over” $500 million at a $5.25 billion valuation in a Series F round led by T. Rowe Price, the company announced late Friday. Baillie Gifford, Third Point, Octahedron, GIC and SoftBank also participated in the new funding event. Previous backers include DST Global, Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital. The new financing b

Under new management: Plaza Premium now running most Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses

The Points Guy / 2h
Virgin Atlantic has handed over management duties of its famed Clubhouse airport lounges outside of the United Kingdom to independent operator Plaza Premium, which currently oversees 180 lounges at nearly 50 airports around the world. Given the great reputation Virgin Clubhouses have among travelers for their customer service as well as their food and beverage offerings, this could be a rather su

Space Tourism Is a Waste

28Gizmodo / 2h
Jeff Bezos, the richest man on Earth, will head into suborbital space on Tuesday. He’ll be the second billionaire to take such a journey this month, getting narrowly beat out by Richard Branson, who recently took an hour-long rocket trip to the edge of space . Next year, Elon Musk—who has traded the world’s-richest… Read more...

LeagueApps raises $15M to be the ‘operating system’ for youth sports organizations

38TechCrunch / 2h
Youth sports are an integral part of our communities, bringing families together and helping kids all over gain confidence and skills. Most of us don’t think about all the work that goes into setting up, growing and maintaining these leagues. It’s a lot. Today, LeagueApps , which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B roun

Sennheiser CX True Wireless vs Sennheiser CX 400BT: what’s new with the wireless earbuds?

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The latest Sennheiser wireless earbuds come with a host of upgrades – but should you buy them?

Honda has realized its EV transition plan may not be good enough

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Honda is preparing to accelerate its EV roadmap, considering pulling forward the launch of new electric models after talk in Europe about much stricter regulations around internal combustion vehicles. Honda has so far been targeting 2040 for EVs making up its entire range, but freshly proposed rules in the European Union could make that unfeasible. Revealed last week, the EU’s … Continue reading

Huawei event announced with full P50 reveal likely

SlashGear / 2h
While summertime can be something of a slow period for new phone reveals, it seems that isn’t the case this year. Huawei has announced a new reveal event for the end of this month, saying that it will announce its new flagship products during the show. In fact, the event itself is called the “Huawei New Flagship Products Launch,” so … Continue reading

Earn Bonus Points With New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

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Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. The number of bonus points you earn per dollar spent varies greatly by retailer , though in addition to those variable bonuses, there are often promotions that are

Dish will pay AT&T $5 billion to serve its mobile customers

Engadget / 2h
AT&T is set to provide voice, data and messaging services to Dish 's Boost Mobile, Ting and Republic Wireless customers for the next 10 years. Dish plans to pay AT&T at least $5 billion as part of the deal, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. To serve customers of both companies, AT&T may be able to use parts of the wireless spectrum to which Dish holds licences, as

These Cat Ears Move Based on Your Brain Waves

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Japanese company Neurowear is making a new version of its Necomimi headband , a wearable that reads your brain waves to... move robotic cat ears. You can think of them as a mood ring for nerds and uh, anyone who feels like re-enacting Cats (2019). Read more...

Why red hot chili peppers are growing on the International Space Station

SlashGear / 3h
The newest sort of tasty experimentally-grown food to hit the International Space Station are chile (or chili) peppers. Red and green chili peppers, sent to the ISS in the form of Hatch chili pepper seeds, are in the process of being grown for the consumption of astronauts in the next few months. This is part of NASA’s Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) … Continue reading

How to use a filter on TikTok

Mashable / 3h
Need some help figuring out how to add a filter to TikTok? No worries, we've got you covered. Using filters on TikTok is similar to how you would use filters on other social media apps, such as Snapchat or Instagram. It's an easy process that'll add some flare and personality to your videos and allow some filters to become trends. Let's walk through how it's done, shall we? 1. Open your TikTok ap

The Station: Aurora SPACs, a spin on the VanMoof X3 and a chat with Outdoorsy founders

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Before we jump into the deals, policy moves and micromobbin’ news, I wanted to share the latest

Elon Musk Brutally Mocks Jeff Bezos for Spaceship That Can’t Reach Orbit

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Suborbital Memes Amazon founder and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos is getting ready to strap in to a seat on board his space company’ New Shepard rocket and fly to an altitude of 62 miles later this week — hitting the internationally agreed upon edge of space, although nowhere near the lowest stable orbit. But not everybody agrees that’s really space . SpaceX CEO and noted loudmouth Elon Musk, for in

How I saved nearly $1,400 on a last-minute summer trip with a rental car

The Points Guy / 3h
As a self-proclaimed travel expert, I’m the go-to person when my friends and family need help navigating the often-confusing world of points and miles . I’m usually asked what their next travel rewards card should be or which loyalty programs are best for getting maximum value. New to The Points Guy? Want to learn more about credit card points and miles? Sign up for our daily newsletter . This ti

Warby Parker's vision test app can help renew your glasses prescription

Engadget / 3h
You might not have to visit an optometrist just to get a basic prescription update for your glasses. Warby Parker is trotting out Virtual Vision Test , a revamp of its Prescription Check app that lets you renew your glasses or contact lens prescription using only an iPhone and your existing eyewear. Prop up your phone, stand 10 feet away and you can walk through a familiar "can you read this" tes

Warby Parker's New App Lets You Skip In-Person Vision Tests

Gizmodo / 3h
Does anyone actually like eye exams? Probably not, especially if your vision hasn’t changed but the dumb site you’re trying to order glasses or contact lenses from won’t let you buy them because your prescription expired last week. For those people, Warby Parker announced today that it’s revamped its telehealth… Read more...

How to Recover If You Were 'Parentified' As a Child

Lifehacker / 3h
Children who experience “parentification” are kids who have to grow up too fast because they are expected to assume the role of a parent to their siblings or their own parents. There are a number of reasons why a child can be become parentified—some of which are avoidable, and some of which are not; but either way,… Read more...

How to Use Live Captions in Microsoft Teams

How-To Geek / 3h
Video and audio calls on Microsoft Teams can be challenging if you or someone else has poor audio. However, you can turn on the Live Captions feature, saving you from asking people to repeat themselves during a call. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of July 19, 2021

How-To Geek / 3h
You probably just came off a long weekend of watching the multitude of Netflix originals that dropped last week. Good! Now that you’re all done with all of those, there’s a new round coming! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Psychonauts 2 proves that mental health awareness can be funny

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Psychonauts 2 leans further into mental health awareness than its predecessor, resulting in a sequel that’s as witty as it is poignant.

Dover raises $20M to bring the concept of ‘orchestration’ to recruitment

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Despite being one of the earliest adopters of using the world wide web to disrupt how its business is done and connect with more potential customers, the recruitment industry ironically remains one of the more fragmented and behind the times when it comes to using new, cloud-based services to work more efficiently. A new startup is hoping to change that, and it’s picked up some funding on strong,

Best gay dating apps for hookups, relationships, and everything in between

Mashable / 3h
Most people have at least one horror story about online dating. It's a rite of passage that single people love to hate. But the horror stories look a little different for members of the LGBTQ community. On top of the classic awkward Hinge date anecdotes and screenshots of a corny bio seeping with secondhand embarrassment, gay singles deal with all sorts of alienating interactions. Baseless questi

AngelList Venture’s Avlok Kohli on rolling funds and the busy state of VC

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Few companies have deeper insights into the day-by-day state of venture capital than AngelList. According to the company’s data, over 51% of the “top tier U.S. VC deals” involve their platform and tools, giving them a remarkably expansive view of everything going on. AngelList Venture CEO Avlok Kohli joined us at TechCrunch Early Stage to discuss topics ranging from the state of the market to his

Robinhood targets IPO valuation up to $35B amid warning that crypto incomes are slipping

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Robinhood released an S-1/A filing detailing its first IPO price range this morning. The company first filed to go public in early July after raising billions earlier in the year . The well-known U.S. consumer fintech giant intends to sell shares in its public market debut at a price between $38 and $42 per share. Robinhood is selling 52,375,000 in its IPO, worth $2.0 billion to $2.2 billion. Ano

Loki season 2: release date, cast, plot, trailer and more

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Here's everything you need to know about Loki season 2 on Disney Plus, which has already been greenlit by Marvel Studios.

2023 Corvette Z06 teaser gives Chevrolet’s supercar a reveal date

SlashGear / 3h
The 2023 Corvette Z06 is coming, and Chevrolet isn’t wasting the opportunity to get sports car enthusiasts excited about the first supercar iteration of the Corvette C8. Launched two years ago, the C8 Stingray proved to be the culmination of plenty of speculation and rumor, finally making the Corvette mid-engined. Enthusiasts continue to argue over whether the eighth-generation car is … Continue

The best gadgets for students under $50

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The little things can get you when you’re in college. You arrive on campus, fresh and ready to go, but before you know it, you’re a few weeks into the new semester and you have a long list of small things you forgot to pack and need to buy ASAP. We at Engadget also know from experience that there are unassuming gadgets that can make your collegiate life easier. To help you get ahead of the game,

A family adventure: Rafting, horseback riding and hotel hopping 1,000 miles from Jackson Hole to Glacier

The Points Guy / 3h
Two grandparents, one parent, two kids, nine days, 1,098 miles, three states, two national parks, countless hiking trails and five different places to stay. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, luckily, not much went wrong as three generations of my family set out for a big summer adventure across Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. We explored Grand Teton National Park , spent multiple days in

MIT Technology Review names Mat Honan its new Editor in Chief

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MIT Technology Review announced today that veteran tech editor Mat Honan has been hired as its new editor in chief. Honan joins from BuzzFeed News, where he and his teams have published impactful, hard-hitting journalism that asks important questions, captures attention, and has won multiple awards, including a 2021 Pulitzer Prize. In his new role, Honan will provide leadership, creative vision,

What's New on Disney+ in August 2021

Lifehacker / 3h
It’s no surprise given the season of Loki that just wrapped up, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is really doubling down on the “multiverse” concept in advance of next year’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness . For evidence, look no further than the premiere of the next MCU series on Disney Plus, an… Read more...

Bundle an Echo Dot with Tile Mate Bluetooth trackers and save $40

Mashable / 3h
Save $39.99: Get a Tile Mate four-pack with an Echo Dot for $79.99, down from $119.98 as of July 19. We know how frustrating it is to be running late, only to realize you can't find your keys. But, if you have a Tile tracker attached to your key ring, you can use your phone or ask Alexa to find them — saving you the headache of tearing apart your home looking for a small set of keys. As of July 1

Star Trek’s Sonequa Martin-Green Is More Than Happy to See the Franchise Spread Its Wings

Gizmodo / 3h
When Star Trek Discovery blasted onto CBS All Access (now called Paramount+) in 2017, it was the maiden voyage of a whole new frontier. Star Trek had been away from TV for a while, living primarily on the big screen with a whole new cast and attitude . But Discovery aimed to bring Trek back to its roots and, in the… Read more...

Breakr raises $4.2M to connect influencers with emerging musicians

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Music app Breakr this week announced a $4.2 million seed round, led by Slow Ventures. The latest raise follows $700,000 in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz’s TxO fund –a round the people behind the service considered a sort of proof of concept as they worked to get the idea off the ground. It’s clear why Breakr’s offering is an appealing one for investors. The product serves as a way to connect

Recapped lands $6 million for collaborative sales software that gets the customer in the mix

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Recapped , a startup building collaborative sales software, announced the close of a $6.3 million seed round today. The deal was led by Charles River Ventures. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, CoFound, AirAngels, Prime Set, Twenty5Twenty, Peter Kazanjy, Alan Chunk and other angels also participated in the round. Recapped was founded by Mark Fershteyn and Ujwal Battar. Fershteyn spent his car

Alfa Romeo Tonale confirmed as a plug-in hybrid, but will space-age interior be tamed?

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The Tonale's exterior looks like it'll follow its concept namesake, but the inside is still a mystery.

You Can Now Revisit the Most Popular Desktop Publishing App of the '80s in Your Browser

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If you were lucky enough to own both a desktop computer and a dot-matrix printer back in the ‘80s, it’s likely you also dabbled in desktop publishing using a classic app called The Print Shop . Once lost to time, like many classic apps that ran on ancient hardware, The Print Shop has been resurrected in the browser so… Read more...

iPhone SE 3 could be the upgrade we’ve been hoping for in 2022

SlashGear / 3h
While most of the iPhone faithful are probably focused on the iPhone 13 announcements Apple has coming up in the fall, today a new report is looking beyond that and talking about what we can expect from Apple in the first half of next year. According to that report, Apple will look to launch the iPhone SE 3 in the … Continue reading

Consumers to drive the next wave of payments technology

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The pandemic has created increased appetite for the adoption of new payment methods.

Why a culture of poor password hygiene continues to thrive

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Passwords are key to unlocking access to sensitive data, yet poor password hygiene still exists.

Amazon one-day-only sale knocks up to 35 percent off Anker charging gadgets

23Engadget / 4h
If you've been shopping for portable chargers and other power accessories, it's worth checking out an Anker sale on Amazon, which is running today only. Many of the brand's products have been discounted by up to 35 percent in the sale . Among them is a bundle that includes a PowerCore III Elite 25600 60W portable charger, PowerPort III 65W Pod wall charger, USB-C to USB-C cable and travel pouch.

Zoom snaps up cloud call center firm Five9

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Popular video conferencing platform Zoom shells out more than $14bn for Five9.

U.S. and allies formally accuse China of hacking and cyber espionage

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The United States, European Union, UK, and NATO have jointly accused China of malicious cyber activities, including a massive hack involving Microsoft. In an official statement published Monday, the U.S. and partners claim that China has used contract hackers to conduct unsanctioned cyber operations globally, including cyber espionage operations and ransomware attacks. "The PRC’s pattern of irres

Aeroplan Selling Miles With 80% Bonus

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Aeroplan has just introduced its latest promotion on purchased miles, and it potentially represents a good deal. This follows the redesigned Aeroplan program having launched in late 2020. Aeroplan only got into the business of selling miles in 2020, so it’s one of the newer loyalty programs to sell miles in a lucrative way. Aeroplan selling miles for 1.3 cents each Through Friday, July 30, 2021,

Fujifilm GFX50S MK II release date, price, rumors and specs

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The Fujifilm GFX50S MK II is expected to be the company's next medium format camera, so how will it differ from the rest of the GFX series?

iPad Air 4 drops to a new record-low price in Amazon's latest iPad deals

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Apple’s 2020 iPad Air 4 is now on sale for just $499.99 at Amazon - this model's lowest ever price.

Is It So Hard For An Airline To Come Up With A Mileage Offer That’s Actually Exciting?

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Major airlines today seem more worried that some member, somewhere might actually benefit from a promotion than they seem to care the promotion actually incentivizing customer behavior. Continue reading ...

Big-ship cruises to Alaska finally resume today after a nearly 2-year hiatus

56The Points Guy / 4h
The unprecedented, nearly-two-year hiatus for big-ship Alaska cruises finally ends today. In a watershed moment for the comeback of cruising , Royal Caribbean late Monday will kick off the first voyage to the “last frontier” state by a major cruise ship since the last week of September in 2019. The seven-night sailing on the line’s 2,143-passenger Serenade of the Seas will begin in Seattle and fe

How to Download YouTube Videos on Your Phone

Lifehacker / 4h
Want to watch YouTube videos offline on your smartphone? There are plenty of ways to do so, but it can get a bit confusing to find the right one. Even YouTube’s official download methods vary from region to region, and third-party video download methods keep changing. Here’s how to download YouTube videos on your… Read more...

How to Turn Off the “Sign in with Google” Prompt on Websites

How-To Geek / 4h
Certain websites show a “Sign in with Google” prompt to help you quickly sign in to that website. If you’re sick of this prompt, there’s a way to disable it from your Google account’s settings menu. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

All Voxi SIM only deals and phone contracts now come with free 5G

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VOXI by Vodafone has announced that it will now offer 5G speeds for all its current and new customers.

Should you buy a mesh Wi-Fi system?

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Is creating a monster mesh a good idea to get the best wireless coverage?

2022 VW Passat bids farewell to US as Volkswagen axes the sedan

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Volkswagen’s Passat is saying farewell to the US, with the automaker confirming that the 2022 VW Passat will be the venerable sedan’s last gasp in America. It’s the end of almost five decades of the Passat being a US mainstay, though in recent years the increased demand for SUVs and crossovers have crowded out more traditional models. That’s exactly what … Continue reading

Japanese researchers achieve 319Tbps fibre record

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Researchers achieve record with multi-core fibre, S-band frequencies, and amplifiers.

United Airlines Ends Paine Field Flights

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In 2019 we saw Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) open a passenger terminal , allowing airlines to launch commercial service to the airport. Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) was growing at a fast pace, so the intent of the airport was to give North Sound residents a convenient second airport in Everett. This airport is also pretty cool for avgeeks, as it’s home to Boeing, so the

JLL, Khosla lead Jones’ $12.5M Series A for real estate vendor compliance

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Commercial real estate tenants and property managers have to abide by strict liability rules that any vendor entering the property must have insurance certificates and meet other requirements. The approval process for this currently can take days and is still largely done on paper. Enter Jones . The New York-based commercial real estate startup is curating a marketplace of pre-approved vendors fo

Equity Monday: Zoom buys Five9 as Robinhood sets IPO price range

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myse

Kdan Mobile gets $16M Series B for its cloud-based content and productivity tools

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Kdan Mobile founder and CEO Kenny Su. Image Credits: Kdan Mobile Kdan Mobile , a company that provides a wide range of cloud-based software, including AI-based tech for organizing documents, has raised a $16 million Series B. The round was led by South Korea-based Dattoz Partners, which will also take a seat on Kdan Mobile, and included participation from WI Harper Group, Taiwania Capital and Gol

Weird Things You Didn't Know You Can Bring on an Airplane

Lifehacker / 4h
Many of us have had something confiscated by the TSA at one time or another. Obviously, anything seen as a weapon is likely to be pocketed by an agent (they even took my nail clippers once), and the allowable sizes of liquids can feel pretty limiting, particularly if you’re not checking a bag. If it’s been a while… Read more...

Updates From The Batman and The Flash Are, Somehow, Still Both About Batman

Gizmodo / 4h
Another new director steps in for Disney+’s Willow television show . The John Wick spinoff series, The Continental , adds a director and reveals its own structure. Plus, another new look at the Chucky TV series , and what’s to come on Charmed and Legends of Tomorrow . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Samsung’s 2021 The Wall is 1,000 inches of modular 8K Micro LED TV

SlashGear / 4h
Samsung has revealed a new version of its biggest TV, with the 2021 The Wall offering over 1,000 inches of modular screen with a number of upgrades. Designed with flexible MicroLED panels that allow different sizes of overall screen to be pieced together, for 2021 there’s now support for 120Hz frame rates among other niceties. While The Wall overall may … Continue reading

White House blames China for Microsoft Exchange cyberattacks

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The Biden administration isn't hesitating to blame China for a string of Microsoft Exchange cyberattacks . The White House has declared "with a high degree of confidence" that hackers linked to China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) were responsible for a digital espionage campaign using the Exchange vulnerabilities. Officials have confronted senior Chinese leadership with this and "broader" ho

Italian museum uses cameras to gauge the attractiveness of art

Engadget / 4h
We've seen augmented reality bring art to the great outdoors , but Italy's museums are now using cameras to measure the appeal of paintings instead. The country's agency for R&D has developed a new system that can measure how long you look at and how close you get to a work of art. ENEA's cameras are placed in the vicinity of artworks to collect data on the amount of observers and their behavior

China accused of cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange servers

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The UK, US and EU have accused China of carrying out an attack on Microsoft Exchange email servers.

The best laptops for college students

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We’re all contending with a return to normalcy, and going back to school can feel strange yet exciting. Whether you’re heading to a physical campus, taking classes online or a mix of both, a laptop is likely going to be the control center for your studies. And things have changed quite a bit over the last year or so. We’ve seen the introduction of Apple’s M1-powered MacBooks and Microsoft just an

NVIDIA shows 'Wolfenstein: Youngblood' with RTX ray-tracing on ARM

37Engadget / 5h
NVIDIA recently said that it was working with MediaTek to bring RTX graphics to ARM-based laptops, and now it has shown what that might look like for gamers. At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), it unveiled a technical demo with an RTX-powered MediaTek ARM processor running Wolfenstein: Youngblood . NVIDIA showed off real time ray-traced reflections and DLSS on the game using an ARM-based pla

Klipsch's newest soundbars offer 8K HDR passthrough and Dolby Atmos

Engadget / 5h
Klipsch has a reputation for futureproof soundbars , and that's certainly true of its latest models. The audio veteran has launched four new soundbars headlined by the tech-friendly Cinema 1200 (above) and Cinema 800 (below). The 54- and 48-inch bars respectively offer 8K HDR passthrough and decoding for 7.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos, not to mention a WiFi connection that supports Alexa, Google Assis

Nvidia brings ray tracing and DLSS to ARM-powered PCs – are cheaper gaming laptops coming?

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Fruits of Nvidia and MediaTek partnership shown off at GDC with Wolfenstein: Youngblood demo.

What Portugal is like now: The 10 most frequently asked questions about my visit

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The fluid nature of travel restrictions has completely changed how I plan and book trips. When Portugal announced its reopening to tourists on June 25, I jumped on the opportunity to visit as a fully vaccinated American. However, COVID-19 has (again) drastically changed from my booking date to my arrival date — less than three weeks later. On July 15, I arrived in the country to a variety of new

Blue Origin set for historic first human flight of its New Shepard system

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Enlarge / Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches from a remote site in West Texas. (credit: Blue Origin) Officials with the rocket company Blue Origin said they remain on track for their first human spaceflight on Tuesday, which will carry founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers on a suborbital hop 100 km above West Texas. Steve Lanias, the lead flight director for the mission, said duri

Always Ask for a Credit Card Sign-up Bonus, Even If You Already Signed Up

Lifehacker / 5h
Let’s say you just signed up for a credit card, and days later the same lender promotes a new sign-up bonus that’s better than the one you got: Can you call them up and ask if you can qualify for the new bonus instead? For the most part, the answer is no, but there are exceptions, too—so it can’t hurt to ask. Read more...

Klipsch Launches Its First Dolby Atmos Soundbars

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Klipsch just launched its first Dolby Atmos soundbars; the Cinema 1200 and the Cinema 800. The new speakers feature 8K HDMI passthrough, smart assistant support, wood paneling, and of course, eye-popping price tags. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Launch Task Manager in Windows 11

How-To Geek / 5h
In Windows 11, Task Manager is no longer just a right-click away on the taskbar. Whether you’re troubleshooting or just keeping an eye on your system resources, here are six different ways to launch it instead. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

WhatsApp wants to make sure you never lose your favorite chats

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Android users will soon be able to encrypt their WhatsApp backups on Google Drive.

US blames China for Exchange server hacks and ransomware attacks

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The Biden administration and its allies have formally accused China of the mass-hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers earlier this year, which prompted the FBI to intervene as concerns rose that the hacks could lead to widespread destruction. The mass-hacking campaign targeted Microsoft Exchange email servers with four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities that allowed the hackers — which Micro

2022 Audi RS3 debuts with more power and track-ready styling

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Audi recently unveiled the 2022 RS3 sedan and Sportback in Europe. And while we won’t be getting the hatchback version, the RS3 sedan is poised to enter the U.S. market later this year. As expected, it arrives with more power from its turbocharged five-cylinder engine along with a torque-vectoring Quattro all-wheel-drive system. “With the second-gen Audi RS3 sedan represent the … Continue reading

Go1 raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation to boost its curated enterprise learning platform

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Online learning continues to see a huge boost of attention and use in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and today a startup building tools specifically for enterprises to deliver on their internal education remits is announcing a big round of funding that points to the startup’s own growth and ambitions. Go1 , which provides curated online learning materials and tools to businesses, with “playli

Apple's AirPods Pro are back on sale for $190 at Amazon

Engadget / 5h
If you've been waiting for Apple's AirPods Pro to drop below $197 on Amazon, now's your chance to grab them. The wireless earbuds are back on sale for $190, or $60 off their original price. They've been hovering at $197 for months, only dropping to $190 in June for a short period of time. While not an all-time low, it's a good discount for any iPhone user in need of a new pair of earbuds. Buy Air

United pulls out of Seattle-area’s Paine Field in Pacific Northwest consolidation

70The Points Guy / 5h
United Airlines’ route map is losing one of its pins. The Chicago-based carrier will pull out of Paine Field Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington , on Oct. 5, when the final flight departs to United’s Denver hub. The move was first seen in Cirium schedules and later confirmed directly by the airline. United’s Denver flight was the carrier’s only remaining route to the Seattle-area airport. In Feb

A Turboprop’s Epic 12,000-Mile Journey From Brisbane To Exeter

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While awesome journeys like these happen around the globe on a daily basis, I always love highlighting them when readers bring them to my attention. Virgin Australia turboprop flies from Australia to England Virgin Australia has undergone a major restructuring, and as part of that, the airline cut its wide body and turboprop fleet , instead simply focusing on 737s. The airline used to operate a f

Rise Gardens grows with $9M Series A to help anyone be an indoor farmer

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As more consumers embrace plant-based diets and sustainable food practices, Rise Gardens is giving anyone the ability to have a green thumb from the comfort of their own home. The Chicago-based indoor, smart hydroponic company raised $9 million in an oversubscribed Series A round, led by TELUS Ventures, with existing investors True Ventures and Amazon Alexa Fund and new investor Listen Ventures j

The best headphones for iPhone users

Mashable / 5h
Listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks on your iPhone makes perfect sense — your phone is basically the modern-day iPod. But to get the most out of your listening experience, you really need a good set of headphones or earphones . The ones that come bundled with your iPhone just don't sound as good as a dedicated set — and they leak sound like crazy. If you’re serious about your sounds — and

Chemists turn to shellfish for inspiration to create better adhesives

SlashGear / 5h
Adhesives are something used in a myriad of things we use in our daily lives that you might not think of. Adhesives and various glues are used to hold automobiles together and in the construction industry, among others. Often, researchers turn to the natural world around us for inspiration in developing better products, including adhesives. Many innovations and inspiration come … Continue reading

Reliance acquires majority stake in local search engine Just Dial

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Reliance Retail has acquired a stake of 40.95% for Rs. 3,497 crores in the country's leading local search engine platform Just Dial.

Poco F3 GT price in India could be lower than the OnePlus Nord 2

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With a leaked starting price in India of under Rs 30,000, the Poco F3 GT could be the most competitive mid-range smartphone of the season.

Razorpay buys lending startup TERA Finlabs

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Fintrch startup Razorpay has acquired TERA Finlabs, a Bengaluru-based startup that provides technology, risk and capital solutions for businesses.

What Do the UFO Videos Really Show?

29Gizmodo / 6h
It must be a thrilling time, for what remains of the ‘60s counterculture: first tie-dye went mainstream, then psychedelics, and now the belief in UFOs. The videos lately leaked by the government purporting to show mysterious and possibly alien-linked aerial phenomena has incited maybe the most serious reckoning with… Read more...

Marriott’s new CEO sat down with TPG to talk Bonvoy benefits, hot breakfast and more

200+The Points Guy / 6h
Long before he was interested in hotels, Anthony “Tony” Capuano wanted to be a fighter pilot. Capuano obtained a congressional nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy, but his eyesight wasn’t good enough to fly. Then, his father’s carpool buddy — who happened to be the head lobbyist for the American Hotel and Lodging Association — suggested he look at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administrat

Report claims TSMC plans to build a new US factory

SlashGear / 6h
The chip shortage has impacted manufacturing operations all around the world. Industries that have been particularly impacted include US-based technology and automotive manufacturers. Automakers, including Ford and others, have been forced to produce vehicles missing critical microprocessors due to the shortage. This has left automakers unable to ship many vehicles and has impacted sales. Last we

Best Tents for Campers, Backpackers, and Families

27Wired / 6h
Picking the appropriate shelter can make a big difference in comfort for you or your family. Let us help you find the right one.

Warby Parker Revamps Its Eye Exam App—and Bets on Telehealth

23Wired / 6h
The eyewear company’s new app for vision prescription renewals illuminates the promises and potential pitfalls of the growing interest in remote health care.

The Pentagon Is Bolstering Its AI Systems—by Hacking Itself

31Wired / 6h
A new “red team” will try to anticipate and thwart attacks on machine learning programs.

7 Cool Pixel Features You Can't Get on Other Android Phones

Gizmodo / 6h
The Google Pixel series of phones hasn’t really caught the imagination or attracted the sort of sales in the same way that its big-name Android rivals have, but Google actually introduced Android features first on its Pixel lineup. Here are a few of the most important Pixel exclusives that make it more tempting to buy… Read more...

American Airlines Has A New Goal: Have Enough Water For Coach Passengers

View from the Wing / 6h
American Airlines has had catering issues they've blamed on pandemic unemployment and other supply chain disruptions. Their goal now, according to the airline's managing director of onboard dining, is to have "at the very minimum enough water to go to everyone." Continue reading ...

How to Download and Install Older Versions of macOS

How-To Geek / 6h
Got an old Mac and want to reinstall macOS? Maybe you want to roll back your Mac to an earlier version of macOS than the one you currently have installed? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Teams is set for a rather fluid makeover

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Microsoft Teams becoming a "canvas" to encourage more in-depth collaboration.

U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

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73Gizmodo / 6h
Hackers associated with China are allegedly responsible for a massive wave of recent cyber attacks targeting thousands of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in the western world, according to countries that make up the Five Eyes spying alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more...

ESO astronomers share galaxy images that look like fireworks

SlashGear / 6h
A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have released some new observations of galaxies that look like colorful explosions of fireworks in the sky. The images were obtained using the ESL Very Large Telescope (VLT) and show different components of each galaxy in distinct colors. The multiple colors allow astronomers to pinpoint the locations of young stars … Continue rea

A robot collision sparked a fire at the UK's top online grocer

86Engadget / 6h
Robots are credited with boosting efficiency in some industrial use cases. But, as a major UK grocery service just found out, that doesn't mean they're not accident-prone like humans. Ocado — which competes with Amazon Fresh — has been forced to cancel orders for some customers after a robot collision sparked a fire at its warehouse in south-east London. The incident appeared to involve three bot

How to Make Your Bash Scripts Hardware Aware

How-To Geek / 6h
Writing scripts to run on different Linux computers is tough. You can’t assume they’ll have the same characteristics. The getconf command lets you check hundreds of operating system and file system values. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

LG’s Éclair soundbar could be a bite-sized solution for compact home theaters

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The LG QP5 Éclair soundbar has now launched, and it could be one to consider if you want to maintain a small home theater space.

Can Opera finally sing on Google's Chromebooks and Windows 11?

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Interview: Opera reveals its plans for the browser going forward.

Nintendo rules out releasing a Nintendo Switch Pro, at least for now

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Nintendo has gone against its usual policy and addresses various rumors regarding a Nintendo Switch Pro and the Switch OLED.

Skate 4 won't be at EA Play, but 'a little something' is on the way

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Developer Full Circle has confirmed that Skate 4 won’t appear at EA Play Live.

Work, reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

MIT Technology Review / 6h
In an early May blog post , Google chief executive officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai shared the company’s vision for its workplace future—over a year after the covid-19 pandemic forced offices around the world to shutter almost overnight and employees suddenly shifted to working remotely using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and a host of other virtual collaboration tools. “The future of work is flexibility,” h

How one founder pivoted a startup designed for in-person interaction in light of the pandemic

24TechCrunch / 6h
When Ashley Sumner designed and launched Quilt, it was meant to be a response to digital social networking, preferring creating authentic in-person interactions between people who didn’t necessarily know each other before. The app would match members for in-person conversations and informal meetups in their own homes — but when COVID-19 arrived, the fundamentals of the model obviously changed . A

Nintendo denies profit margin increase for OLED Switch

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SlashGear / 6h
Nintendo is taking Twitter to deny a report that was published last week that claims its profit margin will increase on the Nintendo Switch featuring an OLED screen. The report claimed that Nintendo was increasing the profit margin of the new model, and Nintendo said it wanted to “ensure correct understanding” for its investors and customers that the claim was … Continue reading

Comparis warns customers of attacks following data breach

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With sensitive data in the wild, Comparis customers have started receiving fraudulent calls.

Carlyle to acquire live broadcasting and streaming tech outfit LiveU for over $400M, say sources

46TechCrunch / 6h
Streaming is the name of the content game these days, and now one of the companies that builds tech to do this from anywhere in the world is getting acquired. LiveU — whose satellite/cellular hardware and software for capturing and delivering live streaming and broadcasting video is used by over 3,000 large media organizations — is going to be acquired by private equity firm Carlyle, multiple sou

The Morning After: Japan breaks the internet speed record

71Engadget / 6h
Scientists at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have smashed the internet transfer record by shifting data at 319Tbps, almost double the last speed test attempted in August 2020. At that speed, you could download over 7,000 high-definition movies in a second. It involved addressing every part of the pipeline, upgrading the fiber optic line with four co

Tel Aviv Air, A New German Airline Flying To Israel

82One Mile at a Time / 6h
There’s a new airline planning on launching operations in a couple of months, and tickets are expected to go on sale soon. Tel Aviv Air plans Hamburg to Tel Aviv flights Tel Aviv Air is a new Hamburg-based airline that plans to launch flights to Tel Aviv as of September 19, 2021. The airline initially intends to operate the roughly 2,000 mile flight (~4.5 hours in each direction) twice weekly, an

It's now easier to find the GPU you want, but it's not all good news

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The trend of GPU prices dropping in recent weeks has come to a halt, but it's not all doom and gloom.

Apple's latest iPad Airs fall to all-time lows at Amazon

49Engadget / 7h
Now's a good time to snag an iPad Air as the latest models are down to record lows. Amazon is offering discounts on the full suite of Apple's svelte tablets including pricier cellular models with ample storage. Prices start from $500 for the 64GB iPad Air in space grey and green, an all-time low and $99 less than normal. For more storage, the 256GB model is currently $639 in rose gold, down from

The tallest mountains on a neutron star are only millimeters high

SlashGear / 7h
Here on Earth, mountains get extremely tall, thousands and thousands of feet high. However, new models of neutron stars show that the tallest mountains on these objects are only fractions of millimeters high due to the massive gravity of the incredibly dense objects. Neutron stars are some of the densest objects in the known universe, weighing about as much as … Continue reading

Microsoft Edge is finally killing off one of the worst things about being online

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Stop auto play media for good in Microsoft Edge.

GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X will have exclusive vehicle upgrades

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The next major GTA Online update arrives this week, offering a bunch of new automotive content, but those who pick up the PS5 and Xbox Series X version this November will get something a bit extra.

American Airlines Pulling Out Of Australia, At Least Until End Of October

View from the Wing / 7h
With Australia reducing the number of international passengers allowed to enter the country each day in half, American is running many of its Los Angeles - Sydney flights as cargo-only until August 31, while the return Sydney - Los Angeles flight carriers both cargo and passengers. On days where American has an allocation of allowed passenger arrivals, they're carrying passengers to Australia. Af

Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?

54Wired / 7h
Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.

These Astonishing Minecraft Builds Were Years in the Making

50Wired / 7h
Creative and dedicated, the master builders of the best-selling video game have forged some incredible structures.

From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk

85How-To Geek / 7h
Fifty years ago, IBM introduced the first-ever floppy disk drive, the IBM 23FD, and the first floppy disks. Floppies made punched cards obsolete, and its successors ruled software distribution for the next 20 years. Here’s a look at how and why the floppy disk became an icon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

InMotion Hosting vs DreamHost: Pick the best web hosting for your business

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Need to jumpstart your website? We've narrowed down your options to help you choose.

Huawei P50 launch date set for July 29, but you won't be able to buy it right away

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Huawei's CEO has said that the Huawei P50 series will "usher in a new era of mobile photography".

Toyota unveils a pair of GR 86 TRD concepts to whet our appetites

SlashGear / 7h
Japanese automaker Toyota heeded our pleas for a more assertive (and yet still un-turbocharged) sports car with its second-generation GR 86. But to make up for the lack of punch, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has been busy crafting a pair of GR 86 concept models. Yes, the two cars you see here are merely concepts, but it showcases the up-and-coming … Continue reading

Custom glasses: Will 3D-printing change our eyewear?

23BBC News - Technology / 7h
Eyewear can be more tailored to an individual’s face producing a better fit and reduce overstocking.

Smarty has slashed the price of its 100GB data SIM only deal now costing just £14

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Smarty has brought two of its SIM only deals way down in price, making them more affordable than ever.

Did Intel just leak the Windows 11 release date?

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Intel’s support documents for its new drivers may have hinted at Windows 11’s release date.

How to Handle Timezones in Docker Containers

How-To Geek / 7h
Timezones are a common source of confusion when containerizing an application. Will your cron tasks run at the right time? Docker containers don’t inherit the host’s timezone, so you can run into unexpected scheduling issues that wreak havoc with your application. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Best Cloud Services For High Data Transfer Workloads

How-To Geek / 7h
Many cloud providers charge for data transfer, often for each GB every month. These costs can be so high that it may be prohibitively expensive to run some data-heavy services. If you still want to move to the cloud, what can you do to mitigate your bandwidth bill? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Zoom is buying a cloud call center company for $14.7 billion

100+Engadget / 7h
After experiencing enormous growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has made its first major acquisition by purchasing cloud contact center company Five9 for $14.7 billion, it announced . The move will allow Zoom to expand into call center technology worth up to $24 billion, diversifying its products once employees start returning to the office after the pandemic. Five9 will become an operating

Brompton recalls thousands of e-bikes over safety bug – here's what to do

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A firmware fault could lead to the bike continuing to accelerate even after you've stopped pedaling.

Humax Aura 4K update adds even more streaming services, including Apple TV Plus

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The Humax Aura set-top box just got a major firmware update.

The Future of Wellness Will Be Driven by Data and Biomarkers

Futurism / 7h
As technology shapes our future, it also shapes our perspective; the way we perceive the world changes with the tools we use to explore it further. The way we view health is changing because of people like Daniel Tal Mor, who believes wellness will go from being “trendy” to absolutely essential, and the advent of a device that hacks your health with metabolism data. Tal Mor is the CEO of Lumen ,

COVID-19 researchers utilize mathematical models and computer simulations

SlashGear / 7h
Researchers investigating potential treatments for COVID-19 have turned to using mathematical models and computer simulations to open new frontiers in drug trials. Scientists are using computer models to simulate COVID-19 infections on a cellular level, which is the basic structural level of the human body. The new virtual models allow researchers to conduct virtual trials for different drugs and

Fake Zoom software is being used to target organizations

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Threat actors are leveraging the prevalence of Zoom to pass off malware.

TPG special report: Best US airlines of 2021

51The Points Guy / 8h
What a difference a year makes. Our 2020 best airlines report had a very different look than in years past. With the entire industry still in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, we pivoted to highlight those carriers taking the most significant steps to keep passengers safe in the skies. But today, it’s a different story. Travel has surged back, with domestic demand reaching pre-pandemic level

World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge unveiled in Amsterdam

SlashGear / 8h
After four years of work, the world’s first 3D-printed steel structure has been revealed in Amsterdam. The new 3D-printed steel footbridge was created with help from Imperial College London and was placed in the center of Amsterdam in a location dubbed a “living laboratory.” The bridge was unveiled for the first time this month by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of … Continue reading

UK Celebrates Covid 'Freedom Day' as Boris Johnson Is Forced to Self-Isolate

Gizmodo / 8h
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into close contact with his Health Minister Sajid Javid, who tested positive for covid-19. Ironically, Britain has dropped all covid-19 restrictions today, meaning anyone in England can go to bars, restaurants, and clubs without any social distancing or… Read more...

Huawei P50 series confirmed to launch on July 29

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Huawei CEO Richard Yu has hinted that the Huawei P50 series will have camera-centric features claims that it will "usher in a new era of mobile photography".

Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs are already on sale – but you won’t want to buy one

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Chinese black market supposedly has sample chips of the Core i9-12900K up for grabs.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G’s likely design and color shown off in a new render

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A high-quality render has emerged, giving us a clear look at the likely design of the OnePlus Nord 2 from both front and back.

Pegasus spyware spied on mobile users around the world

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Spyware developed by Israeli company NSO Group was allegedly used to track journalists and politicians.

Alexa adds two celebrity voices to its lineup, but we'd love to see more

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Amazon has added two new voice profiles to its Alexa voice assistant, allowing users to spice up their smart home experience with a touch of celebrity.

PUBG Mobile and BGMI's latest update adds the Tesla CyberTruck as a drivable vehicle

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
PUBG Mobile has collaborated with Tesla to bring cars from the company to PUBG Mobile and BGMI, which include the Tesla Cybertruck, Roadster, and Model Y to PUBG Mobile and BGMI.

How to connect AirPods to Apple TV

Mashable / 8h
No matter how fancy your home theater setup may be, one day you'll probably find yourself in need of an audio experience that's a little bit more... intimate. Maybe you need to catch up on a few episodes of your favorite show or smash out some YouTube yoga without disturbing the other people you live with; maybe the people you live with are disturbing you , and you just want to watch your stories

Chrome is getting a powerful screenshot and sharing tool

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Google is extending the browser’s sharing options.

Curiosity rover might be sitting on top of methane-producing microbes

SlashGear / 8h
Scientists are eager to look for any form of life on the surface of Mars. The consensus is that sometime in the distant past, Mars may have been hospitable to life of some type. Some also believe that Mars might currently harbor microbial life and point to increased levels of methane seen in some areas as proof. Something interesting has … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 could arrive with major screen upgrades

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have the best foldable display this year, but the camera might disappoint.

Ericsson no longer counting on Chinese 5G revenues

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Ericsson had secured 5G contracts in China but Swedish ban on Huawei could have repercussions.

India’s GlobalBees raises $150 million to build Thrasio-like house of brands

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23TechCrunch / 8h
The universe of Indian firms attempting to replicate Thrasio’s success in the world’s second largest internet market just got bigger. Three-month-old GlobalBees said on Monday it has raised $150 million in a Series A financing round led by FirstCry. Lightspeed Venture Partners also invested in the new financing round, which is $75 million in equity and $75 million in debt. Even with a $75 million

Tencent to buy British video game studio Sumo for $1.27 billion

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100+Engadget / 9h
In a busy year for gaming mergers, another deal has just been announced. Tencent is to fully acquire Sumo Group, the UK developer behind LittleBigPlanet 3 and Crackdown 3 . The Chinese web giant is offering 513 pence per share for the studio, in which it already owns an 8.75 percent stake, valuing it at $1.26 billion (£990 million). The acquisition brings another major developer into the Tencent

Steam Deck shouldn’t suffer from Nintendo Switch’s biggest problem, says Valve

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Valve believes that the Steam Deck will "perform really well" and has "done a ton of testing on reliability".

She-Hulk TV show has cast its villain – and it's a smashing choice

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Marvel's She-Hulk has landed its villain, and the upcoming Disney Plus series is starting to gain some serious star power.

Job-Hunters, Have You Posted Your Résumé on TikTok?

72NYT > Technology / 9h
Feeling limited by LinkedIn, some Gen Z-ers are now applying for jobs using TikTok résumés. Employers are paying attention.

Want Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X or S? Better upgrade your storage...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is gigantic on Xbox.

Nigerian investment platform Chaka secures $1.5M pre-seed after bagging country’s first SEC license

23TechCrunch / 9h
When Robinhood raised its $3 million seed round in 2013, it was a couple of months old with huge ambitions of democratizing securities access to the underserved and unserved. Robinhood has since taken the world by storm and grown to serve more than 30 million users with its zero-commission trading . In the past, we’ve seen such growth trickle down to other regions across the world, inspiring simi

If Honor's Magic 3 phone wasn't on your radar, this leaked render should change that

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
While you might not care about the Honor Magic 3, a render of the upcoming smartphone shows something worth noticing.

This spooky and secure VPN is on sale for under £2 a month

Mashable / 10h
SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month as of July 19, and includes an extra three months for free. What sets CyberGhost VPN apart from the competition? It offers a massive network of servers, with strong connection speeds and powerful encryption, but so do plenty of other options. No, it's the cute little ghosts that help to make CyberGhost VPN stand

Apple's iPhone 13 might have an always-on display

300+Mashable / 10h
Apple's next flagship phone might finally get a feature some Android phones have had for years : an always-on display. This is according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who said in his newsletter the iPhone 13 will have a new display that will allow for better battery life, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an always-on mode, similar to the one on the Apple Watch . We've heard about the always-on display fro

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3's biggest upgrade could be its screen

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A reliable source states that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have the best foldable display this year, but don’t expect major camera improvements.

Nintendo denies it will squeeze more profit from its new OLED Switch

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26Engadget / 10h
Nintendo has taken the unusual step of denying a report that it's making more profits from its new OLED Switch model . Last week, a report from Bloomberg citing industry analysts claimed that the new model only cost Nintendo about $10 more per unit to produce, while the $350 price is $50 more than the previous model. "A news report on July 15, 2021 (JST) claimed that the profit margin of the Nint

Blackstone acquires majority stake in Simplilearn for $250 million

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43TechCrunch / 11h
Blackstone is acquiring a majority stake in Bangalore and San Francisco-headquartered edtech startup Simplilearn for $250 million. Simplilearn operates an eponymous online bootcamp to help people learn data science, AI, machine learning, cloud computing and other skills that are in demand in the market. The startup has partnerships with several universities and colleges including IIT Kanpur, Calt

Noise ColorFit Pulse smartwatch launched for Rs 2,499

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The Noise ColorFit Pulse comes with a 1.4-inch colour display, up to 10 days battery life and a SpO2 monitor. This wearable will go on sale during the Amazon Prime Day sale.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G price in India leaked, launch date not confirmed yet

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Samsung Galaxy A22 5G smartphone which is apparently going to be launched in India sometime in August has had its price

Now streaming: best new TV shows & movies this week in Australia (July 19-25)

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Our top Aussie streaming picks this week include Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Sexy Beasts and Turner and Hooch.

Japan breaks Internet speed record with 319 Tbps figure

SlashGear / 12h
The need for speed on the Internet has never been greater than before, and not just because of video streaming or game streaming. From mass video conferences to real-time collaboration on a multimedia project, much of today’s society has become dependent on the Internet. While network operators and carriers push 5G and WiFi 6 forward, computer scientists and engineers are … Continue reading

Leaked Realme Pad design renders reveal a built-in stylus

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Realme’s upcoming tablet could have a dedicated slot to stow the stylus when not in use, suggests a set of leaked images.